Ube Turon is a twist on the traditional Filipino Turon Recipe. Ube flavoring was added to get that purple Ube hue and nutty ube flavor.
If you’re a fan of Filipino desserts, then you’re in for a delightful treat! Ube Turon, a unique and delicious twist on the classic banana turon, is a sweet concoction that combines the vibrant flavors of purple yam (ube) and banana wrapped in Lumpia wrapper.
In this blog post, we’ll explore how to make this mouthwatering delicacy, dive into the key ingredients that make it unique, and share why you’ll love every bite.
Ube Turon Ingredients:
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- Ube (Purple Yam): Ube serves as the star ingredient, giving the turon its distinct purple hue and a sweet, nutty flavor. You can use my Ube Halaya Recipe, which I prefer compared to the store-bought ones.
- Saba Bananas: These cooking bananas add a natural sweetness and a creamy texture to the Turon.
- Brown Sugar: Caramelized brown sugar enhances the sweetness and provides a crunchy coating to the turon.It is optional to coat Ube Turon with caramelized sugar, but doing so adds crunch and sweetness to them, just like this Banana Langka Turon I made a while back.
- Spring Roll Wrappers: These thin wrappers help encase the ube and banana filling, creating a crispy shell when fried. I use Menlo wrapper for wrapping just like this Easy and delicious Lumpia Recipe.
- Jackfruit Strips (optional): Adding jackfruit strips introduces a tropical sweetness and complements the overall flavor profile.
Why You’ll Love Ube Turon:
- Unique Flavor Combination: Ube Turon combines the earthy, sweet notes of purple yam with the natural sweetness of saba bananas. The result is a delightful blend of flavors that is truly one-of-a-kind.
- Irresistible Texture: The contrast between the crispy exterior and the soft, gooey interior makes each bite a textural delight. The caramelized sugar coating adds an extra layer of crunchiness that will leave you craving more.
- Filipino Culinary Tradition: Ube Turon is a beloved Filipino snack that captures the essence of Filipino cuisine. By trying your hand at making it,
- Perfect for Sharing: Ube Turon is an excellent choice whether you’re hosting a gathering or want to treat your family and friends. Its handheld nature makes sharing and enjoying in a social setting easy.
How to Make Ube Turon:
- Prepare the Filling: I highly recommend using my Ube Halaya recipe from hydrated Ube Powder. Using the store-bought Ube Halaya from the jar can be an option, but it is just too sweet and mushy for me.
- 2,3,4,5 Assemble the Turon: Lay out a spring roll wrapper and place a portion of the Filling on one end. Fold the sides, roll tightly, and seal the edges with egg.
- Fry to Perfection: Heat oil in a pan and fry the turon until golden brown and crispy. You can deep fry them, too.
How to Store:
Store your Ube Turon in an airtight container at room temperature to keep it fresh and crispy. Avoid refrigeration, as it can cause the Turon to become soggy. If you have leftovers, you can reheat them in an oven or toaster oven for a few minutes to restore their crunchiness.
Cook just enough that you can consume. Fried Ube Turon tends to harden when cooled, so I suggest frying the number you can eat and free the rest or store in the fridge.
- I highly recommend my Turon recipe instead of using the store-bought ones.
- Use an egg to seal. I highly recommend beaten egg to seal. Egg works better than water.
Ube Turon is a delightful treat that satisfies your sweet cravings and introduces you to the vibrant flavors of Filipino cuisine. With its unique combination of ube, saba bananas, and caramelized sugar, this dessert will become a favorite in your culinary repertoire.
- pan for frying
- 1 cup Homemade Ube Halaya
- 2 pieces Banana Saba
- 10 pieces Menlo wrapper
- Put the Menlo wrapper on the flat surface. Place it diagonally, as shown above.
- Peel bananas and cut them in half lengthwise. Place the banana in the middle of the lumpia wrapper. Put the Ube halaya as shown above. Fold both sides of the wrapper (left and right).;
- Roll and brush the edge with egg and seal. Do the same to the rest of the ingredients.
- Add one-half cup of cooking oil to the cooking pan. Increase the oil temperature to 350 F.
- Fry the Ube Turon until golden brown on each side.
- You can coat the Ube Turon with Carmelized Sugar. Please see the notes on how to do it.
- Use raw Saba bananas if you have them. In this recipe, I used steam-frozen ones. I have it thawed and sliced vertically into four.
- I used Menlo wrapper.
- How to coat Ube TUron with Carmelized Sugar. Check my Crispy Banana Langka Recipe.
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